National Geographic : 2010 Mar
• Most carnivorous plants eat some insects for supper but need others to help them reproduce. To avoid capturing and consuming prospective pollinators, pitcher plants keep their flowers (left) far away from their traps via long stalks. Blooms hang upside down like Chinese lanterns, luring bees into an elaborate pollen chamber. Some carnivorous species, such as this budding sundew (right), can self-pollinate if no insect emissary can be enlisted. SARRACENIA HYBRID TOP LEFT ; SARRACENIA FLAVA BOTTOM LEFT ; DROSERA S P.